African Movie Channel makes European re-entry with Lebara Play


African Movie Channel (AMC) continues its growth with its latest partnership with Lebara to distribute African Movie Channel on the new Lebara Play OTT TV service; this is the first time AMC is being licensed for distribution outside Africa.

Lebara Play boasts over 150 channels, in 13 languages and 3,000 movies from around the world to provide quality entertainment to the large migrant community.

As one of the leading Africa-wide broadcasters, with its service playing out of London, AMC is perfectly placed to deliver new and classic Nollywood and African productions to Europe s migrant community and African culture fans. This partnership will give Lebara s European subscribers unlimited access to thousands of hours of prime African cinema content 24 hours a day.

Lebara Play s premium multi-ethnic TV & movie content is available via PC, mobile app, tablet or set top box. The new service is currently available in the UK, France, Germany and The Netherlands, and will be in the rest of Europe over the summer, and other territories worldwide by the year-end.

The founding partners and co-directors of African Movie Channel, Yinka Mayungbo and Lola Onigbogi made this joint statement: AMC brings the best in domestic African productions to its viewers across Africa. Broadcasting on Lebara Play in Europe is a fantastic opportunity to showcase top African talent to the African diaspora, and a bigger audience. We are extremely delighted to be back in the European space where we started, serving the burgeoning need for top-notch African content .

African Movie Channel was the first ever channel in Europe dedicated to Nollywood and other African movies when it launched as a VOD channel on what was then Homechoice (now Talk Talk) TV platform in the UK, nine years ago in 2006.

AMC is available on the West African English bundle on Lebara Play with unlimited access to African TV and movie content.
Source: 1 July 2015